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Young entrepreneur launches social change site for students

Young entrepreneur launches social change site for students


Got teenagers at home? Do they have Summer plans beyond sleeping late, hanging out with friends, and spending time on Facebook? They may actually want to do something more meaningful, but have no idea how to get started. That’s the concept, anyway, behind iCAREweCARE, a new social networking site launched by 17-year-old Priyanka Jain.

Great green vacations: volunteer on an organic farm

Great green vacations: volunteer on an organic farm

About this time last year, I took note of sustainable agriculture tours that provided great learning and getaway experiences. Want to go a step further, and actually get your hands dirty? Turns out there are lots of opportunities all over the world to exchange your labor for meals, sleeping quarters, and a great hands-on education in organic farming.

An Americorps for healthy school lunches

An Americorps for healthy school lunches

You may be old enough to remember when pizza day was kind of a big deal in the school cafeteria. Now, it seems to be the norm. While kids definitely need more active time outside, many worry that school lunches may be the main culprit in the current childhood obesity epidemic.